(Topic ID: 25139)

wanted ads / wishlist - they work

By toyotaboy

9 years ago



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#1 9 years ago

This has been an interesting week. Just picked up a black knight today, 4 hours away. Where did I find it? Random non pinball collector (badbecky) who had one sitting in their garage not working decided to jump onto this site, see who was looking for one in the chicago area, decided to message me. A few messages go back n forth, finally she posts photos in the sell market. I'm like "crap! now it's public!". So I finally call, and her husband answers last weekend. I explain I can't make it out that weekend, but can pick it up the following weekend on Sunday. I call him back last thursday, and he wants to make sure I still want it because he's had lots of people contact him that are interested. I say yes, I'll leave early sunday morning and call before I leave. I will say this, it needs work (didn't even start a game until I tinkered with a fuse and manually press the start button), but on the plus side it seems to be a lot of small easily fixable issues (the ball eject solenoid was literally hanging from the playfield because the screws stripped).

Also yesterday, I get a PM from a guy in VA that wants to sell me his BK2k (also in my wanted list), and also someone else tells me about a space station for sale (also in my wishlist)

It makes me realize how popular this site is, and Robin should be very proud of it

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#2 9 years ago

I've used this site to target machines I wanted. It has worked for me in the past.

#3 9 years ago

Sadly not on CL.

#4 9 years ago
Quoted from kwiKimart:

Sadly not on CL.

If you local CL is anything like mine there are about 20 people post all week saying "I'm a collector" I even seen one guy swipe the photo of a guy on here claiming he was not a flipper but just needs to finish off his arcade!

It's pathetic

#5 9 years ago
Quoted from Spudgunman:

If you local CL is anything like mine there are about 20 people post all week saying "I'm a collector" I even seen one guy swipe the photo of a guy on here claiming he was not a flipper but just needs to finish off his arcade!

It's pathetic

You have a great point.

#6 9 years ago
Quoted from Spudgunman:

If you local CL is anything like mine there are about 20 people post all week saying "I'm a collector" I even seen one guy swipe the photo of a guy on here claiming he was not a flipper but just needs to finish off his arcade!
It's pathetic

We have had flippers out here claim they wanted the game for their son that was dying, or they were a big fan of (Insert movie title here) and HAD to have the game to complete their collection, etc....Sad, really.

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